The Catholic category of “wait and see”

I realize that a lot of what I write sounds very black and white. People reading it, who seem to fall outside the legitimate parameters that I discuss in matters of sex and family, might think I am judging them harshly. One reason I discuss things in a general sense is that I want to avoid causing people to feel that way.

But there is another reason. In my mind those people are in a category I think of as “wait and see.”

I firmly believe that most people today, at least in my country and in the West, are operating under erroneous ideas about sex and family formation. So I am always hopeful that they might change their minds if or when they encounter the truth. I don’t judge them because the Gospel always has an open door for people who later realize the truth. As we read in the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, Jesus said:

“Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.”

So I don’t judge, because I know what it is like to live under those erroneous ideas. While we live there is hope.


Author: everybodysdaughter

I'm an adult child of divorce, having been raised in multiple divorce/remarriage situations. I'm writing in order to shed light on the problems of divorce from the perspective of the child. I will also discuss problems with other non-triad family structures, since there is a lot of overlap. People often think that better parenting skills will overcome problems in non-triad arrangements. While I agree that parenting skills are important, they cannot overcome the problems I discuss such as fractured ontology and perpetual liminality. I converted to the Catholic faith in 2012, and will discuss Catholic things from time to time as well.

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